Woodworking Tricks You'll Actually Use // Helpful Woodworking Hints

Woodworking Tricks You'll Actually Use // Helpful Woodworking Hints

In this video I’ll show you some helpful Woodworking Tricks and Hints You’ll Actually Use

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  1. Carl on March 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    above average video 😉

  2. John Hull on March 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Really shocked to see the pallet on your table… please forgive me for momentarily forgetting what channel I was watching!

  3. downinbda on March 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    omg you are awesome , making it fun to watch and learn

  4. Marcous Awad on March 14, 2022 at 5:17 pm

    thanks 🌹🌹🌹

  5. Charles Elliott on March 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    aaah the classic Starsky and Hutch entry. Oh right Im an old person, you probably aint gotta clue. Huggy Bear

  6. RedShirt MGGA on March 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Thank you for the videos, my man. I keep coming back to remind myself of these tips as I’m setting up my shop, small as it is. But my question is, how to do you keep from hurting yourself with the stunts? LOL. Keep up the great work, Moth!

  7. Michel Savoie on March 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Did you ever notice a black diamond at around 19 3/16? It’s to divide 8 ft into 5. I asked many tradesmen back in the day and they didn’t know what it was. I figured out eventually that it was dividing 8 ft into 5. I’m guessing for laying out floor joists? Anyone know why?

  8. Thomas Green on March 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Great tips even for an old guy likes me.

  9. Crispy C on March 14, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    My guy what kind of hat has a pencil holder? Freakin awesome!

  10. Scott Longman on March 14, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    Huge fan of yours.
    I am still learning every single day off YouTube especially your channel thank you.
    Question ? Can you do a video on the appropriate times to using glue instead of nails and weights limits because I put nails and screws in everything but sometimes I think should’ve used glue.
    Could you also do a shop tips I am using a 10 x 12’x16’ tall shed and I’m trying to figure out how to make this the best layout for me especially that it’s not heated which I need to make it because I’m in Alberta and it gets to -50 outside.

  11. classic287 on March 14, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    What a riot 😂

  12. Tom LaRosa on March 14, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Is there a good tasting glue?

  13. Pharaoh’s Cave on March 14, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    the glue in the mouth really gave me goosbumps XD

  14. Thom Green on March 14, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    i am not sure I like being called an old person. I like the tricks on gluing. too many years swinging hammier on a job site.and not enough time in the shop. so I don’t have a lot of experience with anything but panel glue. thanks for the tips.

  15. Charles Elliott on March 14, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    had a pallet burning spot in the yard, solely dedicated to the cremation of those dreaded maybe I’ll use it someday items. UNTIL!! fast forward to kid filling potholes in drive to earn $$$…. Grabs the easy open dirt (actually ash) from afore mentioned dedicated cremation spot and voila. Kid gets a new job. Picking burnt anils out of driveway with a magnet and fixing flat tires. End of story. Set that pallet by the end of your driveway. Write FREE on it magically grows legs and walks away

  16. Sigþór Valdimarsson on March 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Also if you are makinn á circular drill hole bigger you can insert a smaller drill over the bigger one for some guidance!

  17. patrick neary on March 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    great videos and a great sense of humor

  18. John Dorazio on March 14, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    I started watching your videos and was instantly hooked. I am a 72 year old Design Builder and have done some of the projects I’ve seen on your videos.
    Like you too, I love building "different" things in my shop. I built 2 arched foot bridges using pt lumber, machined square. The largest one has a span of 32 ft x 42" w

  19. christian libecki on March 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    that poor beard on blowing glue. lol

  20. Tom Fowler on March 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    dude!!! the glue!! LOL !!!!

  21. Jason Robinson on March 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    wait…. follow on facebook if you are an old person??? I feel called out a little here…

  22. blackshirtsrule4ever on March 14, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    If you have your combination square handy, you don’t even have to measure anything. Just throw the 45 bevel on both edges of the piece and draw a small x in the middle of the board.

  23. Mr Sexy on March 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Hilarious ! Your nail removal, technique. Set the whole pallet on fire until all the wood is gone, then just pick up the nails ROTFL.

    It reminds me of Some T.V. show that showed how C.I.A. agents are taught to recognize Counterfit money:

    Set it on fire, if it’s blue, it’s good But if it’s red, it’s counterfeit.

    I offer this " Pearl of wisdom" to anyone, who questions the legitimacy of any money’s that I hand them. 🙂

  24. Salty Operator74 on March 14, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Here’s a bit of thought…. 1st) random orbit sanders are NOT meant to be a finished project finish. 2nd) they do make straight palm sanders which are by designed to go strictly w a grain. 3rd) consider the micro level…. The courser the grain the larger the “fingers” between the grain and the more the finish as something to cling too. The finer the grit the smaller the “fingers” between the grain which means the less area the stain or finish has to cling too. So basically you can change the tone of stain/finish simply by which grit of paper you use.

    Just like end grain…. Always darker right? Next time use a finer grit on the end grain vs the grit for the main piece. Wow… amazing what knowledge can do and knowing is half the battle

  25. Tom LaRosa on March 14, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    You are so cute, please stop

  26. Mike Collins on March 14, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    i love your #2 glue meathod LOL

  27. daeglan on March 14, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Why not use blue tape before you glue then you can just pull the tape off after it’s dry

  28. Liam Buffat on March 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    What flavor glue are you using?

  29. Jason Henry on March 14, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Another tape measure trick is. Measure from the corner to edge. Just flip the tape measure upside down. If not coordinated enough to hd spot with fingers to see the number side. Use a pinch close pin.

  30. Scott Longman on March 14, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    This could be a silly request but could you do a video on the cost of tools and supplies where you are.
    Looking at your shop I feel like I’m dreaming.

  31. Eugene Mcintyre on March 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    Nice work again

  32. Nathan Hebdon on March 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    GLUE- blow dryer to fill cracks 2 reasons 1.) LITTLE heat allows glue to become less thick ( better to preheat the crack of the board and not the glue because it will dry the board out a little more and it helps suck the glue inside it like water and paper towels. 2.) Vacuum suction pulls moisture in from the air and the board making it harder and longer to glue unless it’s gorilla glue.
    When glue seeps out of two boards I’m putting together I usually run my finger down the glue I’ll make sure there are no cracks nothing in the glue line about 15 minutes later I come back and the glues usually sucked right inside to the board as long as I didn’t leave any air holes in the glue line. This will not work well with too much or too little, and blow dryer we’ll also level out them lines and help it suck into the board if you just warm it up a little bit with the blow dryer before you walk away and let it dry. Heat makes almost all glue self leveling.

  33. Joel McGee on March 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Bro!!!! 🤣😂🤣😂

  34. Gary R Robinson on March 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    I actually repurposed an old cabinet I had built for my miter saw. I built a down draft table for sanding. The laminate countertop was left in place. The drawer was removed, the bottom and drawer opening were sealed. A hole to attach the connector for my duster collector was installed, either in the side or back depending on your shop layout I used a piece of peg board to layout and drill holes for the dust to be collected, not every hole was used I used about every fourth or fifth hole. It depends on the size of your dust collector, use as few holes as possible. Good luck.

  35. PeteM on March 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm


  36. CommonSense96 on March 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    @5:12 Thats My Humor

  37. Sigþór Valdimarsson on March 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    But I also, don’t “know “ anything about wood-working!
    Just a dumb electrician here…

  38. Jude Williams on March 14, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    The glue tip number 2 had me crying 😂. You are fantastic and I love your voice xxxx Hugs from Shropshire /North Wales Borders UK xxx

  39. Mark Baker on March 14, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    What is a good moisture content for working with red cedar.

  40. Heather Streeter on March 14, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you so much for all of these. As a newbie to all of this, this is incredibly helpful. Grazi sir. 🙌

  41. JAMES BLUE on March 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    I finally found a woodworking video that is both informative and quite hilarious. Thanks

  42. Mike on March 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Ahhhhh pouring the glue in your mouth and blowing it in made me chuckle😄

  43. Michael Bradford on March 14, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Use the number 12 and divide by 3, mark 4 and 8 and you have 3 equal pieces . Find any number that’s easy to divide and getting the most out of your materials is a breeze !

  44. Mike TaiCee on March 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I’m not even a wood worker but I just can’t stop watching your videos. Love your energy and presence 👍

  45. Erroneous Monk on March 14, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    I’m not old. I’m really old. What’s your myspace page?

  46. Crafty lil Beach on March 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I actually LOVE sanding! I only ever use 220 on my random orbital sander. I dont step off. I always wipe off my boards. I’ve never gotten swirl marks…

  47. Chuck Bailey on March 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    Ah haha soon as you said a good way to get the nails out if the pallets I thought yea throw it right in the fire 😄

  48. T Lanc on March 14, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Absolutely hysterical. Great Tips!

  49. Chad S. on March 14, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Use dental floss for getting glue in cracks. I suppose a g-string could possibly work as well, you get the point!

  50. Tom Moonen on March 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    15’15” nice footage! but how about using a syringe or some sort? it won’t ruin your beard and shouldn’t leave an after taste…